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Resuming the build

Thanks to the magazine catch on my lower being out of spec, all work on the skirmish rifle had to come to a halt. The slot for the magazine catch is supposed to be 0.250″ but looking at the measurement, you can see that this is not the case:

Since it is several thousandths too small, the catch doesn’t fit. I sent this photo to 5d, the maker of my 80 percent lower, and they shipped me a new one. As soon as I get a day off, the build will resume.

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Arts and Crafts Guns

Out of Spec

So I decided to continue working on my Skirmish rifle this morning. I completed the machining of the lower that I got from 5d, washed it, dried it, and began to put the parts into the lower. The first step was the magazine catch, and…

It doesn’t fit. The slot in the lower is too small for the catch to fit. I tried a second catch, and that one doesn’t fit, either. So I am assuming that the slot that 5d cut for the magazine catch is out of spec. I emailed them, and we will see what they say.

In other news, here is the parts list so far for this lower:

That brings the cost (so far) for this lower to $691, with nearly half of that ($270) being the trigger and buffer. I want to have this rifle done by the end of September, so I am still on schedule.

DISCLAIMER: I have no relationship with any of the vendors or manufacturers mentioned in this post, other than me being a customer. The prices paid and any discounts I received were those available to the general public.

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Can’t hear wife underwater

This man built a submarine during lockdown and took it to the bottom of the lake near his home. He had no engineering knowledge and didn’t even graduate from high school. My guess is that after being locked in his home with his wife for a year, he was tired of listening to her and built a submarine to escape.

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AWBans

California was sued by gun owners because they passed an “Assault Weapons” ban in 2018 which required all owners of the weapons to register them, but then the website for doing so was broken. At any rate, the parties have reached a settlement whereupon they agreed to reopen the “Assault Weapons” registry for 90 days and not punish gun owners for being “late” in registering their previously legal firearms.

How gracious.

Now Joe Biden and his communist cronies are looking to do the same thing on a nationwide scale. Did you know that you can make your own lower, free from government knowledge? Here is a great example:

You can get the jig, the tooling, and two 80% lowers for just under $625. After that, you can finish as many 80% lowers as you want.

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DIY 80% lower

I am posting this here without further comment.

First create a home made aluminum foundry:

Then make aluminum bullion:

Then you can create a rough aluminum casting of almost anything.

Or you can do a sandcasting